the 19th of November, the alt-right. neo-Nazi National Policy Institute
met in the Ronald Reagan Building. As they tried to hold a press
conference, a crowd estimated by one speaker at over 1,000 anti-fascists
laid siege to the event, marching around the building, pursuing any
Nazi they spotted.
One of NPI's own reporters was seen on video saying she was "covering
the battle," then she got sprayed point-blank in the hair with spray
paint. Another Nazi with her received a head injury sufficient that an
ambulance was summoned. Two people were detained by police but at least
one was confirmed released at the scene, no clear reports of any actual
arrests at this time.
The Nazis tried to move people in an out by doors as far away from
protesters as possible, only to be trigger both marches and running
charges to catch up. Doors were quickly locked as activists swarmed in,
at one point they came within seconds of being able to gain control of a
door and storm the Ronald Reagan Building.
Throughout the protest, Donald Trump was mentioned in the same breath
as the rest of the alt-right and NPI. At least twice protesters
marched over to Trump Hotel but stayed in the streets, ready to march
back on the double if scouts spotted any NPI activity at a Ronald Reagan
Building door. One often heard chant was "No Donald Trump, no KKK, no